Thursday 13 September 2018 7:30PM

Pekka Kuusisto violin

Bach, Kuusisto, Reich and Haapanen


There is a post-concert Open Mic Q&A after this concert


  • Pekka Kuusisto violin
  • Teemu Korpipää electronics
  • Suvi Savola speaker
  • Maija Tammi photography
  • Jukka Huitila visual designer

The Finnish violinist champions Perttu Haapanen’s new work, which explores the idea of mutation within the chaconne form, and responds musically to Henrietta Lacks’s immortalised cancer cells, which have proven vital in the development of medicine.

Cancer researcher Suvi Savola joins to speak throughout, and photographer and researcher Maija Tammi’s photographs of cancer cells examine the dichotomy between the cells’ inherent threat to life and their invaluable use in medical research.

Please be advised this performance contains projected images and film of surgery which some audience members may find disturbing.

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
        • Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV1004
  • Pekka Kuusisto (b.1976)
        • Three electronic mutations of Easter chorales from Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor
  • Interval
  • Steve Reich (b.1936)
        • Violin Phase
  • Perttu Haapanen (b.1972)
        • In Vitro (UK première) [1]
  1. commissioned by Silence Festival Finland

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